DeKalb County Extension Service; Gardening Series 2010 – Gardening for Food, Fitness & Fun

DeKalb County Extension Service

Gardening Series 2010 – Gardening for Food, Fitness & Fun

Starts on Thursday,January 28th, 2010 with “Building Better Soils & Composting”,

7 to 9 pm, 4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032.

First two speakers:

Walter Reeves – WSB radio, speaker and writer will tell you about – SOILS

Dr. Jim Spotts – well known agronomist, master gardener and King of Compost – Will share his famous COMPOSTING SECRETS

Please call for brochure of all 7 classes and be sure to register early!

Cost – $10 per class if you pay at door or get all 7 for $50 if you pay in advance through the mail.

First 50 registered are guaranteed a seat.

For more information or to request a brochure, please call 404-298-4080.

Our website also has the whole brochure for all 7 excellent classes (4 of which are targeted to Vegetable gardeners):

Class #2 – February 2 (Tuesday), from 7 to 8:30 PM

“Basic Vegetable Gardening” – how to start and what to grow. Speaker: Bob Westerfield, University of Georgia Home Gardening Specialist.

Class #3 – February 16 (Tuesday), from 7 to 8:30 PM

“Growing Specialty Vegetables” – emphasizing crops that are popular in other parts of the world but that will grow well in Georgia.

Class #4 – February 23 (Tuesday), from 7 to 8:30 PM

“Identifying and Limiting Common Pests & Diseases of Vegetables” Speaker: Gary Peiffer, DeKalb Extension Agent and Horticulture Manager

Class #5 – March 18 (Thursday), from 7 to 8:30 PM

“Roses and Their Care” Speaker: Stan Leacock, a well known local rosarian who cares for roses every day in his business and at his home.

Class #6 – April 20 (Tuesday), from 7 to 8:30 PM

“Using Color in the Landscape and Color Trends 2010” Speaker: Tara Dillard, local, well known speaker, designer and garden writer. Tara knows plants and design and she presents her subjects with great wit and enthusiasm.

Class #7 – May 18 (Tuesday), from 7 to 8:30 PM

“Tropical Plants to Know and Grow” – There are many wonderful tropical plants that will do well in the Atlanta area with the right conditions and the right kind of care. Speaker: Dr. Bodie Pennisi, University of Georgia, Horticulture Specialist in Griffin, GA. Dr. Pennisi is an expert in her field and she works closely with our Georgia commercial plant producers.

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